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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Oct 11, 2012 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sorry, Donna. This one's too easy

Good point. Donna's work in the smaller ensembles is almost always fantastic. Perhaps she WAS trying too hard when playing with all the boys. I have also heard it said she felt when singing in front of the Wall it was next to impossible to her herself. The sharp reduction in Screech Bombs starting in 76 certainly backs this up. It is my opinion, however, that if she were a stronger vocalist she would have been able to overcome any issues with lack of monitors. It is all opinion though. Either way, I have a hard time believing that ANYONE seriously looked forward to her two "moments" in Playin'. For me it was always like anticipating the shot of novacaine at the dentist: you know it's gonna hurt, but it will also get much, much better afterwards.

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